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Internet Tax Ban Introduced In Senate

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webpronews: The Internet Tax Freedom Extension Act of 2007 was introduced in the Senate yesterday and would extend the current ban on Internet access taxes for another four years.

Howto Setup a Lighttpd Chroot Jail Web Server under Debian Linux

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Security, speed, compliance, and flexibility--all of these describe LightTPD which is rapidly redefining efficiency of a webserver; as it is designed and optimized for high performance environments.

Siblings of kde-apps: qt-apps and qt-prop

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While I was away two new siblings of the well known group of websites around kde-apps.org were launched: qt-apps.org and qt-prop.org.

The two new pages will be a place for presenting Qt software to the public. Also, just like kde-apps and the other pages, it will be a place to discuss, publish news and provide the users the ability to keep up2date with changes through content subscription.

Ubuntu launch marred by website woes

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Ubuntu's website has been flaking out on and off throughout today as its users attempt to download the latest free, open source desktop, laptop, client, and server Linux distribution.

What about a contest for the next debian.org theme?

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Currently there is a discussion about a new theme for debian.org going on on -www. Some people presented their ideas and build some mockups while others commented them.

I strongly suggest to let some professional designers and other (not necessarily Debian related) talented people create some mockups, to avoid moving from one outdated and rusty design to the next.

MEPIS Launches New Community Site

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MEPIS is pleased to announce its new Community site at www.mepis.org/community. This new site will provide a better way for the MEPIS community to interact with each other, while making it easier for users to find helpful information.

A Long Time Ago, In a Wiki Far, Far Away

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The Star Wars Saga carries arguably the largest fan base of any one particular work of fiction. Fanboys and uber-geeks have made the Internet their platform to engage in endless debates surrounding topics such as the exact specifications of the X-Wing Starfighter to whether or not the destruction of the first Death Star was an inside job.

Happy Birthday, Penguin Pete's

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Penguin Pete celebrates his site's first birthday today. We congratulate him on a most excellent site. His articles are funny, intelligent, informative, gramatically correct, and sometimes controversial. I enjoy Penguin Pete's site, frequently link to it, and hope it will be around for a long time to come.

In an article on his site today he discusses the first year and his top stories:

The Importance Of Free Open Standards In The Evolution Of The Web: Tim Berners-Lee Report

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The Science And Engineering Of The Common Good - The Importance Of Free Open Standards For A Healthy Evolution Of The Web: Tim Berners-Lee reports to the United States House of Representatives.

The Web smiley's motto: Grin and bear it

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Author Vladimir Nabokov said in a 1969 New York Times interview that "there should exist a special typographical sign for a smile--some sort of concave mark, a supine round bracket."

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